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OIT IAM Kerberos Maintenance is now complete. Please report any issues to the Help Desk (x4357).
OIT IAM Kerberos maintenance started. Notification will be sent at completion.
OIT Technical Services has completed the network switch replacement. Network services have been restored. Please contact the Help Desk (x4357) with any issue.
OIT Technical Services is replacing one of the network switches on the 3rd floor of the graduate apartments. Network connectivity in that area will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes. Notification will be sent at completion.
Facilities has completed their maintenance in Keith Wiess. Network connectivity has been restored. Please contact the Help Desk (x4357) with any issues.
Facilities is performing maintenance in the Keith Wiess Natural Sciences building.  Network connectivity is unavailable at this time. Notification will be sent when network services have been restored.
OIT IAM LDAP Maintenance is now complete. Please report any issues to the Help Desk (x4357).
OIT IAM LDAP Maintenance started. Notification will be sent at completion.
3/15/2017 FIS Maintenance on the Faculty Information System (FIS) on the FISVM1 server is completed. If you have any issues, please contact the Help Desk at 713.348.help or log a support ticket at help.rice.edu  
3/15/2017 FIS Maintenance on the Faculty Information System (FIS) on the FISVM1 server,  will begin shortly.  During the maintenance work, the FIS system will be unavailable to users.  Updates will be posted online here. If you have any issues, please contact the Help Desk at 713.348.help
All networking at the graduate apartments appears to be back online at this time.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.  If you experience connectivity issues, please contact the OIT Help Desk (help@rice.edu, or 713-348-4357, xHELP).  
OIT Networking has detected a network failure for the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Graduate Apartments on Bissonnet.  Both wired and wireless connections appear to be down a this time.  Intermittent connectivity will be observed during our investigation and troubleshooting in our effort to fully restore connectivity.  Thank you for your patience.  
OIT IAM Kerberos Maintenance started. Notification will be sent at completion.
The failing component has been replaced with a spare unit.  All normal operations and connectivity should be restored at this time.  Thank you for your patience and please contact the Help Desk (713-348-4357) if you continue to experience connectivity issues.
The network switch on the 5th floor of Sid Richardson College is having memory issues, that may cause users to be unable to log into the network on the wired side at this time.  Wireless does not seem to be impacted at this time.  We in OIT Networking/Technical Services are working on a replacement and will have it out as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding.
Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services) service offerings are now fully functional.  As a result, Canvas is now back online as well.
Amazon has been experiencing problems with their AWS (Amazon Web Services) service offerings for the last few hours.  All we do know, at this point, is that Canvas has been affected.  If you are subscribed to any of the AWS services, here is a link (https://status.aws.amazon.com/) to their status page that will give you the latest information regarding the repair of AWS. Thank you for your patience and understanding,…
OIT Networking has completed the maintenance in IBC building.  Network connectivity has been restored. Please report any issues to the Help Desk (x4357).
OIT Networking will be performing maintenance on the network devices in IBC location starting at 6:00am.  Notification will be sent at completion.
The anomalous router at Jones College has been rebooted and is back in service at this time.  Thank you.
OIT / Network Management has detected an anomaly in one of the redundant routers at Jones College.  We will be rebooting that router at 10:00 AM this morning to collect further log data for analysis.  Users should see no impact to their traffic during this exercise.  Thank you.  
OIT Networking has completed maintenance in Duncan Hall.  Network connectivity has been restored. Please report any issues to the Help Desk (x4357).
OIT Networking will be performing maintenance on the network devices in Duncan Hall.  Network connectivity will be unavailable from 5:30 - 6:15am.  Notification will be sent at completion.
OIT Networking has completed maintenance in Anderson Biology.  Network connectivity has been restored. Please report any issues to the Help Desk (x4357).
OIT Networking will be performing maintenance on the network devices in Anderson Biology.  Network connectivity will be unavailable from 5:30 - 6:15am.  Notification will be sent at completion.
OIT Networking has resolved the network connectivity issue at Anderson Clarke.  Please report any further issues to the Help Desk (x4357).
Users in the Anderson Clarke building are experiencing connectivity issues after the power outage earlier today.  OIT Networking is investigating and will update as soon as possible.
The tennis courts, soccer stadium, and south end of the Rice Stadium are offline at this time.  FE&P and OIT networking is working in concert to repair and update the issue.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.  
The planned changes to the Rice Mail system have been completed.  Please log a service ticket by visiting http://helpdesk.rice.edu or call the Help Desk at x4357 with any issues.
Planned changes to the Rice Mail system will begin at 6:00am.  These changes are needed to tie in RiceMail to the Proofpoint on Demand cloud service, which is being tested as a replacement for Dspam.  No service interruption is anticipated.
Core Network Maintenance is now complete. Please report any issues to the Help Desk (x4357).
 OIT IAM Kerberos Maintenance is now complete. Please report any issues to the Help Desk (x4357).
OIT IAM Kerberos Maintenance started. Notification will be sent at completion.  
OIT Networking has completed maintenance on the UCS platform.  Please report any issues to the Help Desk (x4357).
OIT Networking will be performing maintenance on the UCS cluster in the data center.  Notification will be sent at completion. 
OIT Networking has completed maintenance on the network switches in the Mudd Building. Please contact the Help Desk (x4357) with any issues.
OIT Networking will be upgrading the software on the network switches in the Mudd building.  During this time network access will be unavailable.  Notification will be sent at completion.
OIT Networking has completed maintenance on the network access software.  If you are experiencing problems accessing the network, please reboot your workstation.  If the issue persists, contact the Help Desk (x4357) for further assistance.
OIT Networking will be performing maintenance on a network access application. During this time, network connectivity will be intermittent in some buildings on the campus.  Notification will be sent at completion.
The scheduled Shibboleth service upgrades will begin at 5:00am. No service outage is expected.
The Central Email System maintenance has been completed and Email services are now available. If you experience issues, please contact the Help Desk at x4357, or email helpdesk@rice.edu with "IMAP" in the subject line. Regards, Kenneth Marshall, PhD – Mgr./Middleware, Development and Integration Rice University Office of Information Technology ktm@rice.edu / 713-348-5294
The Central Email System maintenance will begin at 3:00am. This will impact all campus Email services. A second OITalert will be sent when the maintenance has been completed and services have been restored. Regards, Kenneth Marshall, PhD – Mgr./Middleware, Development and Integration Rice University Office of Information Technology ktm@rice.edu / 713-348-5294
All networking gear is reporting online.  If you have issues connecting on wired or wireless, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 713-348-4357.  Thank you for your understanding during this event.  
Power issue on campus
This morning, at 03:45 (ish), a power event happened on campus.  Most services were unaffected, however, some systems did shut down.  Facilities Engineering and Planning is working to resolve the issue at this time.  An update will be sent when available.  Thank you for your understanding.

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